Bethenny Frankel may leave Housewives for her own show

The Real Housewives of New York City star and former Apprentice star Bethenny Frankel may leave the Bravo show for her own series.

The show would be called Skinny & The City–Bethenny’s line of products is called Skinnygirl–and The New York Post’s Page Six quoted an anonymous “tipster” who said, “The show will follow her planning her wedding to [fiancé] Jason Hoppy.”

An anonymous person confirmed that to the New York Daily News, saying, “Why wouldn’t she want her own show? Who would stay on a stage with five or six other ladies when she can have her very own platform?” The paper also quoted nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot, who owns SkinnyAndTheCity.com, and is upset the new series might use the same name, even though there’s been no confirmation that’s actually the real name.

‘Real Housewive’ Frankel Gets Own Reality Show [New York Post]
Bethenny Frankel may have a fat lawsuit to deal with for her skinny show [New York Daily News]

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.